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Transfer Division Of Youth Corrections Adult Offenders To Department Of Corrections

Concerning allowing the department of human services to transfer custody of certain adult offenders from the division of youth corrections upon a court order.
2017 Regular Session
Children & Domestic Matters
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

The bill states that upon a court order, the department of human services (DHS) may transfer to the department of corrections (DOC) an individual who is at least 18 years of age and committed to the custody of the division of youth corrections within the DHS if:

  • The individual is convicted of possession of contraband in the first degree when the contraband at issue is a deadly weapon; any crime of violence; first-, second-, or third-degree assault; or any offense for the possession or distribution of a controlled substance; and
  • The DHS has certified that the individual is no longer benefitting from its programs or is unfit or unsafe for continued placement in a juvenile facility.

Upon entering an order for such a transfer, the court shall issue a mittimus transferring all further jurisdiction over the individual to the DOC. Thereafter, the individual shall serve the unserved portion of his or her juvenile sentence as if he or she had been sentenced as an adult offender for such unserved portion.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




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